The snow leopard’s five-inch thick coat affords great protection from the cold. The coat also comes in handy as camouflage, helping the leopard blend in with the rocky terrain to hide from potential prey. Sadly, the beautiful coat also hinders the leopard’s survival, as poaching for the fur is one of its major threats.
Visit Renji and Nubo, our snow leopards, next time you go to Cat Canyon. Look closely as their coats provide great camouflage among the rocks in their exhibit.